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best option to quieten a mechanical keyboard?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by super kermit, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. super kermit

    super kermit Member

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    I need to make my keyboard as silent as possible.

    https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Wireless-mechanical-Gaming-Keyboards/K63-Wireless-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-—-Blue-LED-—-CHERRY®-MX-Red/p/CH-9145030-NA

    K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — Blue LED — CHERRY® MX Red

    This is what I have found so far

    https://blog.wooting.nl/sound-dampen-your-mechanical-keyboard-noises/

    Is this the best of the best option?

    And which one do I need please?

    https://uniqey.net/en/accessories/17/qmx-clips-pcb-mount-110-pcs.

    https://uniqey.net/en/accessories/18/qmx-clips-plate-mount-110-pcs.?c=11

    or

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Sumind-Keyboard-Dampeners-Plastic-Mechanical/dp/B0761TSWF3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sumind+200+Pieces+Rubber+Rings+Seal+O-Ring+Rubber+Keyboard+Dampeners+with+Plastic+Storage+Box+for+Cherry+MX+Switch+Keyboard+and+Mechanical+Keyboard+Keys+(Clear)&qid=1587096410&sr=8-1

    vs

    https://www.amazon.com.au/ThreeBulls-120Pcs-Dampeners-Keyboards-Dampers/dp/B01N6438BK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Sumind+200+Pieces+Rubber+Rings+Seal+O-Ring+Rubber+Keyboard+Dampeners+with+Plastic+Storage+Box+for+Cherry+MX+Switch+Keyboard+and+Mechanical+Keyboard+Keys+(Clear)&qid=1587096410&sr=8-1-fkmr0

    vs

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Keyboard-Removal-Dampeners-Plumbing-Mechanical/dp/B07QXBSDJ2/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?keywords=Sumind+200+Pieces+Rubber+Rings+Seal+O-Ring+Rubber+Keyboard+Dampeners+with+Plastic+Storage+Box+for+Cherry+MX+Switch+Keyboard+and+Mechanical+Keyboard+Keys+(Clear)&qid=1587096410&sr=8-1-fkmr3

    I am looking for the best solution overall.

    Thanks


     
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  2. MUTMAN

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    ive found the noise from my cherry browns is mostly from actually bottoming out the key stroke. if i dont hit the keys hard its very quiet.

    o-rings would be cheaper ??
    and should stop that bottoming out noise.
     
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  4. Azzan

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    Doh dude, that's really easy fix..

    Just buy set of Transmission Audio Ultimate speakers(only US$2Mil) and you'll never hear your keyboard again.
    also perfect for loud wife/gf
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. havabeer

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    is there any specific reason you HAVE to have a mech keyboard?
     
  6. MUTMAN

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    leet gamerz must have mech ?

    someone made a silent 'mech' switch/board ...
    might have been logitech
     
  7. kogi

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    O-rings will mute the sound, but dunno if thats enough

     
  8. AgB deano

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    I found that it's a lot better with very soft compound silicon rings as I am often bottoming out the keys - i've tried changing typing habits but years of exhausted clinical documentation and essays have deeply ingrained bad habits, i just bash the keys haha.

    The second thing I ended up needing to dampen was the wire guides on the shift, space, enter, etc. For this I used the foam that comes with motherboards, cut it into small slivers and fed it under the wire guides, worked really well but too much will block the travel of the key.

    Also, I ordered the rings from an industrial supplier - I know exactly how soft the rings are vs "ours are the softest but we don't give any actual specification" typical marketing bullshit.
     
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  9. bobbyjimmy

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    Could of used a tiny bit of dielectric grease where the stabs meet the housing.
    But this only gets rid of stab rattle.


    Build your own board and use silent switches.
    Or use o-rings.
     
  10. theSeekerr

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    I can't think of any reason MX Reds should be noisy in the first place, they're not a clicky switch...are you bottoming out the keys when you type?
     
  11. wwwww

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    If you're used to mechanical keyboards they're not, but for everyone else, they are. I've used mechanical keyboards for years without any issue with the noise and then ever since we started meeting on webcams I've had heaps of complaints about my loud typing.
     
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    Do you have a link to the supplier and the rings?
     
  13. theSeekerr

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    I mean, I use blues. They're loud and I'm totally aware of that. If it's causing you problems during meetings then ride the mute switch like a civilised person, open mic is rude anyway.
     
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  14. wwwww

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    Yeah I got that now. Pretty new to online meetings.
     

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